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Marathon man raises more than £1,500

Neil Walker Credit: ITV News

An islander who ran around the Channel Islands in just three days to help victims of the Nepal earthquakes, has revealed how much money he's raised so far.

The total on Neil Walker's Just Giving page now stands at £1,517, and he says an extra £150 has been pledged.

The finance manager says he only got four hours on sleep on the trek:

The Guernsey cliff paths were the toughest, as expected, after running Jersey the day before.

But the late ferry meant we only got 4 hours sleep before we had to get up and run, so it was a difficult day!"

– Neil Walker

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Marathon journey continues today

Neil Walker will begin the second day of his mammoth journey around the Channel Islands today.

After running the full 48 miles around Jersey yesterday he will be completing 37 miles around Guernsey today as he aims to run around five Channel Islands in just three days.

And it is the prospect of today that is most worrying Neil.

The finance manager from Jersey will complete the challenge by taking in Herm, Sark and Alderney on Bank Holiday Monday.

The full three day marathon will see Neil complete a total of 110 miles.

He originally planned the run as a personal challenge, but since the earthquake and aftershock in Nepal he is doing it to raise money for the Charity Action Nepal.

You can be sponsor Neil for his efforts here.

Jersey opens Nepalese Disaster Appeal Fund

Credit: Reuters

Jersey's Bailiff, Sir William Bailhache, has opened a special Disaster Relief Fund to help the humanitarian effort in Nepal.

Donations will be targeted to provide relief through the supply of clean water, sanitation, food, hygiene and medicines.

Yesterday, Guernsey's Bailiff also opened a fund.

Jersey Disaster Appeal

  • Bank: HSBC
  • Sort Code: 40-25-32
  • Account Number: 91663933

Donations can also be made by cash at Ciril Le Marquand House and at any of the island's parish halls.

Guernsey Disaster Appeal

  • Bank: Nat West Bank
  • Sort Code 60-09-20
  • Account Number 74070487

Donations can also be made in person at the bank of any NatWest bank.

Read 'Nepal earthquake: Death toll 'could rise to 10,000'.

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Watch: Reaction to Nepalese earthquake from Channel Islands

At least three Channel Islanders are safe and well after being caught up in the earthquake in Nepal, which is known to have killed more than 4,000 people.

Sheri Burt, Christine Smale and Leonie Herve from Jersey are all safe in the country which suffered its worst quake in 80 years.

The clean up operation is now underway, and both Jersey and Guernsey's Overseas Aid Commission are giving thousands towards relief efforts.

Tamsin Eames reports.

Leonie's father: 'Please come home'

Leonie Herve from Grouville is in Nepal on a once in a lifetime trip that has turned into a nightmare.

Leonie's father Kevin was shocked to hear the news about the earthquake and says all he wants is for his youngest daughter to return home.

Disaster Relief Fund opened

Guernsey's Bailiff has opened a special Disaster Relief Fund to help islanders donate to the relief effort. The purpose of the fund is to act as a focus for Guernsey donations in support of fund raising initiatives promoted by the Disasters Emergency Committee.

How to give * By bank transfer:

Bank: Nat West Bank, Guernsey

Sort Code 60-09-20

Account Number 74070487

* In person at the bank counter: Any branch of NatWest in the Bailiwick for the account of

Bailiff’s Disaster Relief Fund, number 74070487

* By post: Cheques may be made payable to Bailiff’s Disaster Relief Fund and sent to The

Bailiff’s Chambers, Royal Court House, St. Peter Port, GY1 2NZ

Chief Minister expresses sympathy for people in Nepal

Rescue workers clear debris from a collapsed house in the ancient city of Bhaktapur. Credit: Reuters

The Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst has expressed his sympathy for the people of Nepal following Saturday’s earthquake and his relief that two Jersey citizens currently in the country are safe and well.

Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal, most especially, with those families there and around the world who are still waiting for news of loved ones. Locally, it is, of course, a relief to have heard that two Jersey women known to be in Nepal, Leonie Hervé and Sheri Burt, are safe. In liaison with the emergency unit of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, we will make every effort to ensure that they can travel home as soon as they want, and it is possible to do so.

– Senator Ian Gorst, Jersey Chief Minister
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